The opposite of a life of pride is a life of praise to the Sovereign God.
Scripture: Daniel 4, 1 Peter 5:5-11
- Describe a time in your life that you were humbled. How did it feel? How did it benefit you?
- 'God is relentlessly committed to destroying pride in you before that pride destroys you.' Discuss this statement. How does it line op with Scripture and your experience?
- Read Proverbs 8:13 and 16:18. What is pride and why is it so destructive? Why does God oppose the proud (1 Peter 5:5-11)?
- Read Daniel 4:4 and 4:28-30. What do these passages and earlier passages in Daniel reveal about Nebuchadnezzar's pride. How do you wrestle with pride?
- Because God is good, he troubles proud hearts (Daniel 4:4-6). How can a troubled heart be a gift from God?
- Because God is good, He calls the proud to repentance (Dan 4:19-27). How is Daniel a model of both boldness and humility? Where do you need this combination in your life?
- Nebuchadnezzar becomes outwardly what he has been inwardly (Dan 4:28-33). How is this a warning?
- Because God is good, he humbles the proud AND he humbled himself (Philippians 2:3-11). How can Jesus' humility deliver you from pride?
- How do you need to repent of feeding pride? What is one thing you can practice this week to cultivate humility?
- Discuss the chart below: